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DNX Ventures
DNX Ventures

Head of Engineering



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2023

About us:

Fieldguide is establishing a new state of trust for global commerce and capital markets through automating and streamlining the work of assurance and audit practitioners. Put simply, we build software for the people who enable trust between businesses.

We’re based in San Francisco, CA, but built as a remote-first company that enables you to do your best work from anywhere. We're backed by top investors including 8VC, Floodgate, Y Combinator, DNX Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Justin Kan, Eric Ries, and more.

We value diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences. We need people from all backgrounds and walks of life to help build the future of audit and advisory. Fieldguide’s team is inclusive, driven, humble and supportive. We are deliberate and self-reflective about the kind of team and culture that we are building, seeking teammates that are not only strong in their own aptitudes but care deeply about supporting each other's growth.

As an early stage start-up employee, you’ll have the opportunity to build out the future of business trust. We make audit practitioners’ lives easier by eliminating up to 50% of their work and giving them better work-life balance. If you share our values and enthusiasm for building a great culture and product, you will find a home at Fieldguide.

About the role:

We're looking for our first Head of Engineering to join us. You'll have the opportunity to manage some of our engineering teams and help with hiring and building out future teams. You'll also play a key role in shaping our engineering processes and culture.

This is an opportunity to join an early stage company with product-market fit that still has huge amounts of room to grow. We’re competing with legacy accounting and audit products that are 20+ years old and have negative NPS, yet do billions in sales and have seen little competition in a decade.


  • Be directly responsible for leading the day-to-day execution of multiple engineering teams.

  • Build a trusting, inclusive, and high performance team that consistently executes on company goals and initiatives.

  • Coach and mentor engineers and managers as they grow in their careers. Provide direct feedback on performance and ensure they are equipped for career progression within our leveling system.

  • Play a lead role in strategic planning for the engineering organization.

  • Build trusting relationships product, design, other engineering teams, and key business stakeholders.

  • Lead education and training initiatives within and across teams, implementing standards, processes, documentation, and more that enables the entire engineering, product, and design organization to thrive.

  • Partner closely with recruiting teams and company leaders to improve our hiring processes, ensuring teams can hire the right talent as it scales.

You’ll need to have experience with the following:

  • 7-10+ years of total engineering experience, ideally with multiple years spent at B2B SaaS startups or growth-stage companies.

  • 3-5+ years of management experience, including managing multiple teams and managers.

  • Working on modern web tech stacks consisting of several of the following: TypeScript, React, GraphQL, NodeJS, Hasura, Redis, Postgres, and AWS. While you may not be coding every day, you should have technical expertise in several of these technologies.

  • Architecting systems and data pipelines that can handle the ingestion, digitalization, storage, and retrieval of document-heavy data sets, including document processing, search, classification, and LLMs.

  • DevOps and continuous integration/delivery best practices

  • Information security best practices

  • Collaborating on all aspects of product strategy and UX

  • Helping to shape the direction of the tech stack, product, and engineering organization

More about Fieldguide:

Fieldguide is a values-based company. Our values are:

  • Fearless - Inspire & break down seemingly impossible walls.

  • Fast - Launch fast with excellence, iterate to perfection.

  • Lovable - ​​Deliver happiness & 11 star experiences.

  • Owners - Execute & run the business with ownership.

  • Win-win - Create mutual value & earn trust for life.

  • Inclusive - Scale the best ideas with inclusive teams.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation packages with meaningful ownership

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Wellness benefits, including a bundle of free therapy sessions

  • 401k

  • Technology & Work from Home reimbursement

  • Flexible work schedules